Twenty Questions with Eve Sorenson


Welcome To Twenty Questions!

Every week I’ll be sharing a new twenty-something on the blog and their responses to twenty quick-fire, intimate questions about themselves. No one featured on Twenty Questions is a celebrity or public figure, and most of these people I don’t know very well, or at all. My hope is that by taking a peak into someone else’s soul you will realise that, despite our fundamental differences, we still have very similar insecurities, make similar mistakes and have fought similar battles to become the people we are today.

Eve Sorenson, 21

What is your full name?

Eve Sorenson. Fun fact: my parents couldn’t decide on a middle name so they told me I was allowed to choose my own and legally add a middle name on my 16th birthday, we have all just been too lazy to go ahead and do it, but I chose Lily.

How old are you?


How old do you feel?

I still feel like I’m 15! I haven’t quite wrapped my head around turning 21 yet.

Where were you born, and where do you live now?

Auckland, and still living at home in Auckland!

What do you do for work?

I am a freelance makeupaArtist working mainly in fashion and beauty. In the evenings I am a dance teacher and choreographer.

What do you do for fun?

Well I consider my work fun, especially when it’s doing a super fresh “no-makeup makeup” look on a beautiful model, or even being in the dance studio by myself choreographing new pieces for my students. Aside from that I love going out for breakfast/lunch/dinners with my friends.

Did you go to university? If so, what did you study? If not, why?

I didn’t go to university, but I studied full time at The Makeup School in Ponsonby.

What is your favourite movie of all time?

I have so many! I can’t even think of what my top favourite would be, but I just watched Something Borrowed about an hour ago and forgot how good it was! If you asked about my favourite TV series I would say Dance Moms – I could watch an episode of Dance Moms any day.

What is the biggest risk you have ever taken that has paid off?

Deciding that I was going to work for myself was probably pretty risky, especially because I was 17 at the time, but it’s worked out pretty well so far!

Hardest moment of your twenties so far?

This is a thing that still happens to me often: working in an environment where you don’t feel like you have much authority or opinion because you are young.

Best moment of your twenties so far?

Trying to narrow this down was so hard but probably seeing my makeup work on, the first time it happened was one of the coolest feelings ever. I also recently travelled to New York to be the ultimate tourist and see some of my favourite broadway shows! Being a dancer I just couldn’t resist.

Who do you miss?

My Poppa.

What do you like the most about yourself?

I like that I’m quite driven, once I have an idea I try my best to make it happen. I have something pretty major planned for next year that I’m working on right now and I couldn’t be more excited about it.

What do you like the least about yourself?

Definitely worrying about what other people think, whether it’s about me, my work, what I do or how I look.

If you had to get a tattoo, what would you get and where would you get it? If you already have tattoos, which is your favourite and why?

I don’t have any tattoos, mainly because I would be so indecisive! But I have always had a little fascination with a straight line, maybe on my finger, something super simple.

How would your friends describe you?

Approachable, friendly, creative, something along those lines!

How would your parents describe you?

They have always seen me as very work focused, so I would say hard-working, determined and entrepreneurial.

When was the last time you cried?

A few weeks ago I had a “twenty-year-old-not-sure-what-to-do-with-the-rest-of-my-life” kinda break down but hey, you have to have at least one of those kinda moments right?

What are you afraid of?

Failure and not succeeding, I think it’s something everyone has a secret fear of deep down. I also have major Trypophobia (phobia of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes or bumps), I passed out because of it when I was in Bali just before boarding the plane home, bless.

If you could start your twenties again, what would you do differently?

I feel like I’m still so fresh in my twenties and I still have so much to learn! But if I’ve learnt anything over the past year it would be to really work hard for what you want – as cheesy as it sounds, it’s so important to set yourself a goal and figure out a way to reach it.